Category: family

  • Summer’s Last Stand

    Summer’s Last Stand

    It’s hard to believe… Paul starts 7th grade next week. Megan has orientation in a couple weeks for high school. Jackson starts pre-school at the same time. And in a lot of the country people are already starting school, football practice, marching band, all of that. Summer flew by leaving a contrail of good memories.…

  • Returning from McLandia

    Returning from McLandia

    In more than 10 years of blogging I’ve never taken 15 days off from writing. But that’s what I’ve just done, a little self-directed exile and forced break. So where have I been? McLandia. McLandia is the mythical creation of Paul (11). It’s a place where imagination, play, discovery, and creation meld together. It’s our…

  • Fast and Slow at the Same Time

    Fast and Slow at the Same Time

    May 20th, 2004. Eleven years ago. A long time ago and just like yesterday. When your kids are born people say, “Blink, and they’ll be grown.” It’s easy to look back and say that. But sometimes each moment, hour, day, week, month grinds on into oblivion. Time is a funny thing, kids can’t grow up fast…

  • Kristen and the LA Marathon

    Kristen and the LA Marathon

    On Sunday, I had the chance to witness Kristen in run the LA Marathon. It. was. awesome.  The Road to LA After completing her 5th Half Marathon last spring she started thinking about LA. A marathon is intimidating. A 5k or half had become pretty manageable for her. One builds on the next, you know…

  • Saturday Soccer

    Saturday Soccer

  • Tammy is REAL!

    Tammy is REAL!

    In case you didn’t know, Tammy, is our first daughter. She was born a few years before Megan was born. She was a rotten apple and one day, while on a road trip, she was kicking the back of Kristen’s seat and wouldn’t stop… so I pulled over the car and left her on the…

  • Jackson’s Favorite Things

    Jackson’s Favorite Things

    JT is a little over three years old. Early this morning we had a conversation about favorite things… here are some of his current favorites. Favorite color: Red Favorite animal: Giraffe Favorite animal noise: Daddy’s elephant Favorite number: 10 Favorite food: Baby chicks, aka peeps Favorite fruit: Apples Favorite TV show: Paw Patrol Favorite toy: Car…

  • Photo Essay of Jackson Painting

    Photo Essay of Jackson Painting

    same pics are in this photo set on Flickr

  • I need my kids in worship with me

    I need my kids in worship with me

    First he glared at me. Then he puffed, “I hate church. I don’t want to go.” When we told Paul, my 10 year old, that the regular parts of kids ministry were taking the day off and church would have family worship on Sunday, Paul protested. Stupid. Boring. I hate this, I hate you, I…

  • Just do the best you can, dads

    Ah, the Pinterest-ing of our society. You know what I mean by Pinterest-ing, right? You find something ridiculously creative then pin it to your wall to remind yourself of all the stuff that you would do if you had the time, money, skills, or know how. I watched this video and had three thoughts.